Avi Buffalo

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Jan_LTM_2010.mp3[/podcast] Every month, we dedicate the first week’s podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’ve got twelve great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music!

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About the bands:

Long Beach band Avi Buffalo (“What’s In It For?”) recently released a 7″ on Sub Pop with a full length coming out early this year. On Thursday, January 14th they’ll be at Bottom of the Hill with Owen Pallett.

The Donkeys (“Nice Train”), from San Diego, have a few California dates at the end of the month. The Parson Red Heads and Social Studies join them at the Hemlock Tavern on Saturday, January 30th.

Little Teeth (“Oh Drag!”) has been working on songs for an upcoming second album. The band’s first local show in some time is at Cafe Du Nord on January 14th, with Odawas and Powerdove.

Nobunny (“Boneyard”) joins The Black Lips for a number of shows later this month. Personal & the Pizzas are also playing at the bands’ January 21st show at the Great American Music Hall.

Denver instrumental rock band Woodsman (“Dikembe Mutombo”) just released Collages on Mexican Summer. They’ll be playing with labelmates Young Prisms and Weekend, and Dominant Legs at the Hemlock Tavern on January 8th

tUne-YaRdS‘ (“Sunlight”) debut album BiRd-BrAiNs was one of last year’s surprise highlights. Man/Miracle, Butterfly Bones and Quinn also perform at Space Gallery on January 22nd. Updated: Unfortunately, this show was canceled!

Having released the excellent Phosphorescent Blues last year, Brazos (“Day Glo”) join fellow Austinites White Denim on a western US tour. See them at The Independent on January 20th.

Instrumental duo Lymbyc Systym (“Ghost Clock”) are touring the West Coast behind their latest album, Shutter Release. The band headlines at Cafe Du Nord on January 9th, with Helios and Cloud Archive.

Local duo Silver Swans (“Realize the Ghost”) include vocalist Ann Yu, also of LoveLikeFire. The band’s release party for Realize the Ghost is January 28th at Cafe Du Nord, with The Frail, Jonesin, and DJ Mario Muse.

There’s a lot to love about Mark Matos & Os Beaches‘ (“High Priest Of The Mission”) debut album, Words of the Knife. Catch Matos and his band at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, January 20th, where they’ll be opening for Winston Tong (ex-Tuxedomoon) and The Graves Brothers Deluxe (record release).

Idaho band Finn Riggins (“Wake

[Keep This Town Alive]”) head to SF on their latest tour, where they’ll be playing with friends Tartufi and Low Red Land. See all three at El Rio on Saturday, January 16th.

This month, Citay (“Careful With That Hat”) celebrate the release of their new album, Dream Get Together. On January 29th, the band will be at Slim’s, with Fruit Bats, Extra Classic and DJ Turquoise Wisdom.